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10 Best Hotel Management Colleges in India


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The hospitality industry has boomed in the recent years in India. Hotel Management courses are plenty and like you, many folks are looking for the best hotel management colleges that will give them good placement and job offers. This is where one has to be cautious – finding the right college that will set you in the right path and give you a great career. Hotel management colleges in India are plenty, but in this article, let’s look at some of the best ones.

Top Hotel Management Colleges in India

Let’s start with the first one.

1. Institute of  Hotel Management , Delhi

This is one of the premium institutes in catering and hospitality in the country. It has been achieving milestones continuously for the past several years from various departments of the government like Ministry of Tourism, the National Award for Excellence and many other platforms. They have many toppers passed out from this institute and provide placement facilities to their students. Having faculty members who have been awarded many prestigious awards like The Hall of Fame and The national Award, this institute is the right pick for anyone who wishes to have a bright career in catering and hospitality sector. The institute is governed by the National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology. There is a wide variety of courses both at the Undergraduate level and Post graduate level.

2. Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkota

The institute is accredited with the International Accreditation Organization and has also signed a MoU with France catering school thus enabling students for an international exposure. They are an autonomous institute and offer courses both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels after conducting and online entrance examination.  The institution conducts placements also for their candidates and places their students as management trainees and operational management trainees with reputed firms both in India and abroad. Campus interviews from giant brands like Taj Group of Hotels, Oberoi Hotels and resorts, Jet Airways etc are also conducted to select a few candidates for their groups.

3. Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal

This institute is affiliated to the Manipal University , which is a deemed university. This institute was established in 1986, when the foundations joined hands with ITC Limited which operated under the Welcomgroup which is a progressive hotel chain. They offer the Diploma, B.A, B.H.M and Masters in hospitality and tourism management, culinary arts, catering technology and many other sectors. The institution has tie ups with great companies and conduct placements for their students. Companies like Oberoi Group, Accor hotels, Royal Abjar Hotel are a few to name.

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4. Institute of Hotel Management , Catering technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai

This institute is a private one and was founded in 1954 by the All India Women’s Central Food Council. Though started small, today it has grown leaps and bounds and has been the door way to many aspiring students in the field of hospitality, catering and food craft. The institute offers bachelor degrees in hospitality, hotel operation, cookery, bakery, bartending etc. They have tie up with brands such as McDonalds, Café Coffee Day, ITDC, Taj Group of hotels to name a few, for placements of their students.

5.PCTE Institute of Hotel Management , Ludhiana

This institute is affiliated to the Punjab Technical University and is a private institute. They offer a four year bachelor degree course in catering and hotel management. They have several great brands that recruit students from the institute, includes Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Hotels and resorts and many more. This institute is ranked 9th most economical B-School in the country.

6. Guru Nanak Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata

This is one among the prime institutes of hotel management in Kolkata. This institute is affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering technology, Govt.of India, New Delhi and Ministry of Tourism and is also approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).  The institute offers bachelors degrees in catering technology and hotel management hospitality and hotel administration. They also offer courses in food production, front office, hotel operation and food and beverage services. The admissions for this institute are based on JET exams.

7. Subhash Bose institute of Hotel Management, Kolkota

This institute is accredited under several bodies that are approved by the Government of India. They have 100 % placement support systems both at the national and International levels. They offer undergraduate, post graduate and diploma courses in hotel management, catering technology, nutrition, tourism and many other areas. The admissions to this institute are based on entrance examinations only. Brands like Crowne plaza, Jaypee Plaza, Pizza Hut etc do give placements to students from this institute.

8. International Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkota

This institute is a part of the IndiSmart Group which is a part of a large company that operates the Indismart Hotels. They have tie up with abroad universities thus enabling students to have a foreign exposure in their academics of hotel management and hospitality industry. Students could choose where to study at the different levels, because of their tie ups with foreign institutes. They offer the bachelors, diplomas and advanced diploma courses in hospitality business management, nutrition and food science, food and beverage service, and many more. Admissions are purely on the basis of online entrance examinations.  Placements are offered to students among brands like  Marriott Hotels, Taj group, Hyatt Residency etc.

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9.  A- Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Agra

This is a private institute which is approved by the Bharathiar University . International qualification standards are met and they offer bachelors, and masters level qualification for hotel management, catering and tourism management courses. With high quality training and 100 % placement options for their students, they stand among the top few as a promising career to their students. Admissions to the institute are based on either an entrance exam or based on marks obtained at MAT, NCHMCT, UGAT etc. Brands that offer placements include, Holiday Inn, Café Coffee Day, Park Plaza etc.

10. M.A. Rangoonwala Institute of Hotel Management, Pune

This institute was established in 2007 and approved by the University of Pune and is recognized by the Govt.Of Maharashtra.  The institute offers courses in hotel and tourism management, hospitality studies etc at the undergraduate levels. Admissions are purely based on entrance exam conducted by the institute. They have placement options and brands that recruit students are Taj Group, Pizza hot, Le Meridian etc.

These are just a few of the top hotel management colleges in the country. There are many more that offers courses and certificates on hotel management. Are you looking to take a career in hotel management? Where and what are you looking for?


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